Working Group - Overview

GLOBE Working Groups

Large group of GLOBE members, including students and teachers.

In addition to working with scientists, educators and country partners around the world, GLOBE also collaborates with local community members to develop and implement GLOBE's mission. These teams, or Working Groups, provide valuable feedback on The GLOBE Program and present potential opportunities for increasing the program's global impact. They also serve as an important link between the program and GLOBE communities at large.

Each of our five Working Groups is composed of up to seven regional members. If there is a topic users think should be discussed by a Working Group and brought forward to the management of The GLOBE Program, they can contact a Working Group representative for that region. GLOBE strives to ensure that each of the six GLOBE regions maintain representation in the Working Groups, so if a region does not have a current active member, please contact the Working Group chair.

10th Anniversary Working Group Report

The GLOBE Working Groups met in conjunction with the 2023 GLOBE Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, for the 10th anniversary of the Working Groups with a facilitator from the Trebuchet Group.

Learn more about the 10th Anniversary GLOBE Working Group report. 

Member Requirements

To be a functional and productive member of a GLOBE Working Group, there are additional expectations and responsibilities that must be met. Working Group members must:

  • Have an active account
  • Attend at least nine of the 12 monthly Working Group meetings throughout the year
    • Meetings are held through Zoom
  • Have a functioning internet connection
  • Attend and fully engage in the GLOBE Annual Meeting
  • Fully participate during and between online meetings
  • Respond to all GLOBE email correspondences during service
  • Maintain sufficient written and oral English skills 
  • Maintain an updated My Page, updating at least annually

Important: A typical term of service is one to three years for a Working Group member. However, a member may be asked to step down from the group if they fail to meet the above requirements.

Current GLOBE Working Groups

Current Members

  Role Region Member Name Country Email Contact Service Years
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA)
  Africa Shadrack Kwaku Agyiri Ghana revshaddy (at) 2021 - 2023
  Asia and Pacific Francis Murillo Emralino Philippines


2021 - 2023
  Europe and Eurasia Marina Pavlić Croatia

mapav18 (at)

2021 - 2023
  Latin America and Caribbean Juan Felipe Restrepo Mesa Colombia

jrestrepo (at)  

2021 - 2023
  Near East and North Africa Rafat Jambi Saudi Arabia

jambi2020 (at)

2023 - 2025
NASA Liaison North America Rosalba Giarratano USA rosalba.n.giarratano (at) 2021-2025
At Large North America Trena Ferrell USA trena.m.ferrell (at) 2021 - 2023
Chair North America Nikitah Imani USA

nimani (at)

2021 - 2023
GIO Liaison   Grace Crain-Wright  

gcrain (at)

  Africa Ngosse Fall Senegal

fallngosse (at)

2023- 2025
  Asia and Pacific Rod Allan A. de Lara Philippines

radelara (at)

2019 - 2024*
  Europe and Eurasia Ülle Kikas Estonia

ylle.kikas (at)

2021 - 2023
  Latin America and Caribbean Dario Victor Greni Olivieri Uruguay

dariovgreni (at)

2022 - 2024
  Near East and North Africa Nahid Nail Jamil Ajluni Jordan

najluni (at)

2022 - 2024
  North America Dorian Janney USA

dorian.w.janney (at)

2020 - 2025
At Large, Chair North America Lynne Hehr USA


2018 - 2023*
GIO Liaison   Simon Castro-Wooldridge  

sjwooldridge (at)

  Africa Komla Amega Ghana

amega010 (at)

2021 - 2023
  Europe and Eurasia Estelle Raynal France

Estelle.Raynal (at) cnes.Fr

2022 - 2024
  Latin America and Caribbean Marta Kingsland Argentina (at) 2023 - 2025
  Near East and North Africa Shahina Masood Pakistan

sheena.masood (at)

2022 - 2024
  North America Eleanor M. Jaffee USA

eleanor.jaffee (at)

2021 - 2023
At Large Africa Ylliass Destin Lawani Bénin ylliass (at) 2022 - 2024
Chair Asia and Pacific Yogendra Chitrakar Nepal yogendra (at) 2018 - 2024*
GIO Liaison   John Ristvey  

jristvey (at)

  Africa Peter Rugano Kenya

rugano.peter (at)

2021 - 2023
  Asia and Pacific Josephine Joy Tolentino-Antalan Philippines

jjantalan (at)

2022 - 2024
  Europe and Eurasia Refaela Babish Israel refaelab (at) 2023 - 2025
  Latin America and Caribbean Paula Carolina Paez Argentina paulapaez87 (at) 2023 - 2025
  Near East and North Africa Hameed Sluaiman Oman

hanhameco (at)

2018 - 2023
At Large North America Marile Colon Robles USA

marile.colonrobles (at)

2022 - 2024
Chair North America Rebecca Boger USA

beckyboger (at)

2019 - 2024*
GIO Liaison   Tony Murphy USA

tmurphy (at)

  Africa Buba Tamba Gambia

bubatamba (at)

2022 - 2024
  Asia and Pacific Joan Callope Philippines

itravel.iteach (at)

2022 - 2024
  Latin America and Caribbean Ana Beatriz Prieto Argentina

anabeatrizprieto (at)

2018 - 2023
  Near East and North Africa    


2019 - 2024*
  North America Sara Mierzwiak USA

sara.mierzwiak (at)

2021 - 2023
At Large North America Kristen Weaver USA kristen.l.weaver (at) 2023 - 2025
Chair Europe and Eurasia Laura Altin Estonia laura.altin (at) 2018- 2025
GIO Liaison   Eslam Khair USA

ekhair (at)


* serving a second term